The Flag of Zambia


The Flag of Zambia

Hoisted for the first time at midnight, October 23, 1964, the flag of Zambia symbolizes patriotism and the nation's wealth. Its basic color is green with an orange-colored eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes in red, black, and orange (left to right). Red represents the struggle for freedom; black, the people of Zambia; orange, the country's mineral wealth; and green, the natural resources. The eagle in flight symbolizes the freedom in Zambia and the ability to rise above the country's problems



Coat of Arms


The Flag of Zambia

The coat of arms of Zambia was adopted on 24 October 1964 when the Republic of Zambia reached its independence. The eagle of liberty represents the conquest of freedom and nation's hope for the future. The pick and hoe represent the country's economic backbone: agriculture and mining, The shield is a representation of Victoria Falls with white water cascading over black rock. The coat of arms also has emblems of Zambia's natural resources: minerals and mining, agriculture and wildlife. The shield is supported by two figures which represent the common man and woman of the nation. The country's motto is "One Zambia, One Nation[1] which emphasizes the need for unity in a country of over 60 ethnic groups.